Ghost Rider is the name used for a number of supernatural Marvel heroes, although the one who concerns us is Robbie Reyes. He is the fourth Ghost Rider, the one before him showed up in The Avengers (the old man that gave Banner the pants after Hulk crashed through the roof), but the scene that he was speaking was cut.
Currently Robbie/Ghost Rider is trapped in another dimension and it is unknown if he'll ever return.
Early History Edit
When Robbie was a teenager, he dropped out of high school and got a job working at an auto-body shop to help pay the rent.
One night, Robbie and Gabe were driving to a street race Robbie was going to be in when the Fifth Street Locos ambushed them and threw a Molotov cocktail at their car. A car chased ensued and the Locos began shooting at them causing Robbie to lose control of the car causing it to flip over.
Robbie was thrown through the windshield and in that moment, before he hit the ground, he begged God/the universe to save Gabe and promised to do anything if Gabe survived. Robbie died when he hit the pavement, but in the darkness he heard a voice that asked if he wanted to punish those that hurt his brother, if he wanted to avenge his own death and he answered yes. Suddenly, Robbie was alive again.
A man riding a motorcycle with a flaming skull for a head (possibly Johnny Blaze) rode up and when he touched Robbie the spirit of vengeance was transferred to Robbie and he became the new Ghost Rider.
Robbie as Ghost Rider took his vengeance by killing every member of the Fifth Street Locos he could find. However, the spirit of vengeance was still inside Robbie thus he started getting vengeance for other people, killing criminals, feeding the spirits hunger for vengeance.
Robbie didn't learn this until much later, but the gangsters that attacked him and Gabe were actually trying to kill Elias, and Robbie was driving his uncles car that night, and it was Joe Bauer, Elias's boss, who hired them.
Recent History Edit
In "The Ghost," Daisy is fighting a gang of skinheads when they all see Robbie driving towards them in his car. One of the skinheads fires a rocket launcher at the car, but Robbie transforms into Ghost Rider, with his car transforming with him, and the car is undamaged. Ghost Rider then crashes his car into the truck the skinheads are in. He kills two of the gangsters and puts another in the trunk of his car before driving off. The fourth was injured and died later at the hospital.
Later, Robbie is seen torturing the skinhead he abducted in a garage. The gangster tells Robbie the Chinatown Crew hired them to steal a box from Momentum Alternative Energy Labs and drop it off at a warehouse, but he doesn't know what's in the box. Robbie searches the warehouse, but doesn't find the box or the Chinatown Crew. Robbie returns to the garage and kills the skinhead by ramming into him with his car.
Daisy finds the junkyard where Robbie works and tells him she's looking for a guy who drives a black '69 Dodge Charger. However, Robbie realizes she's looking for him and tries to punch her, but she knock him away with a shock wave first. A fight ensues and Daisy questions Robbie about all the people he's killed, but Robbie claims all the people he killed deserved to die and then transforms into Ghost Rider.
Ghost Rider knocks a shelf over over on Daisy which she keeps from falling on her using her powers. Daisy thinks Ghost Rider is about to kill her, but instead he decides to let her live and walks away.
In "Meet the New Boss," Daisy visits the auto-body shop Robbie works at claiming there's a problem with her van. While Robbie looks under the hood, he threatens her to leave, but she reminds him how he doesn't want to transform in front of his coworkers. When they're alone, Daisy tells Robbie he's Inhuman and tries to warn him about the Watchdogs, but Robbie claims his powers come from the Devil.
After Robbie's boss leaves for the day, Daisy and Robbie start fighting, but due to Daisies fractured bones she's overpowered by Robbie who knocks her unconscious.
When Daisy wakes up, she finds herself tied up and Robbie going through her things. He tells her she has a death wish if she came looking for him after he let her live and now he's just looking for proof she deserves to die. However, when Daisy mentions how those skinheads stole that box from Momentum Alternative Energy Lab, where Robbie's uncle use to work, he immediately duct tapes Daisy's mouth and leaves.
In "Uprising," Robbie gives Daisy a ride and explains to her how his uncle Elias use to work at Momentum. Elias is currently in prison for beating his boss into a coma, but Elias told Robbie his boss was the real criminal which is why Robbie believes if he gets vengeance for Elias then the spirit of vengeance will leave him. They're driving to the prison Elias is in when an EMP caused by the Inhuman Resistance shuts down all electronics in the city; Robbie's car is still working, however, since it was made before 1980 and thus has no electronics.
Robbie goes to pick up Gabe when he sees some thugs trying to rob him. Daisy and Robbie quickly fight the criminals and then take Gabe back home. Robbie leaves, however, to go check on the auto-body shop for fear looters might break in during blackout. Before he leaves, he asks Daisy not to tell Gabe about Ghost Rider. The next morning, Gabe tells Robbie Daisy left while he was sleeping.
In "Let Me Stand Next to Your Fire," Mack and Coulson visit Elias in prison to ask him about Momentum and Lucy Bauer, but he refuses to answer their questions. As their leaving the prison, Mack sees Robbie in the parking lot and recognizes him from Momentum; this prompts a car chase between Robbie and the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents. The chase ends when Robbie crashes his car into an invisible quinjet and gets knocked unconscious when his head hits the steering wheel.
When Robbie wakes up he finds himself in the containment module aboard Zephyr One. Coulson decides to trust Robbie, however, and lets him out. Coulson tells Robbie they both want answers and his uncle has them which is why they want to put a wire on him when he goes to talk to his uncle. If Robbie refuses, Coulson threatens to kick him out of the plan before it lands.
Robbies visits Elias with Coulson eavesdropping and Elias tells Robbie who Lucy is and the experiment they were doing at Momentum. Furthermore, according to Elias, Lucy and the other scientists died in an accident caused by Joe, Lucy's husband and the man Elias assaulted. Coulson then interrupts their conversation and tells Robbie to get back to the plane.
The GPS in the watch S.H.I.E.L.D. gave James stopped transmitting and they went to check on him. Robbie finds James about to kill Daisy and Simmons and Robbie uses James' own Hellfire chain against him. James quickly learns his bombs seem to have no effect on Ghost Rider. Their fight eventually leads them into the fireworks store next door; Ghost Rider's fire ignites one of the bombs and causes the entire building to explode. Robbie drags a chained up James out of the fire and hands him over to Coulson.
In "Lockup", Coulson and May go to the prison Elias is in, only to realize Lucy and the other ghosts are there too and have already infected every prison guard with the ghost virus thereby driving them insane. Mack, Daisy, and Robbie infiltrate the prison to rescue them and Elias. Mack and Robbie get attacked by two of the ghosts, but Robbie burns them to ashes.
They find Elias, but as they're escorting him out of the prison Robbie spots a prisoner with a tattoo indicating he's a member of the Fifth Street Locos. Robbie goes to his cell and tells the man how his gang put Gabe in a wheelchair, but the prisoner claims someone hired them to do it. Robbie then transforms into Ghost Rider and burns the prisoner alive.
In "The Good Samaritan," Daisy brings Gabe aboard Zephyr One for fear Lucy may come after him to use him as leverage against Elias. After seeing Robbie, Gabe deduces that the secret Robbie has been keeping from him is he's a secret agent.
Jeffrey boards the Zephyr on a quinjet and informs Coulson he's come to arrest Quake and Ghost Rider. Mack hides the three of them inside the containment module. While hiding, Gabe asks Robbie why the director wants to arrest him and Robbie tells Gabe the truth about how he's Ghost Rider. Robbie says he got vengeance for both of them, but Gabe tells Robbie he never asked him to kill all those people.
Jeffery finds them and orders Coulson to take the Zephyr back to base, but Fitz barges in and mentions he's found Lucy and Elias. Robbie then demands to be let out of the module, transforms into Ghost Rider, and breaks the door down. Ghost Rider starts fighting Mace and is about to kill him, but Gabe begs him to stop prompting him to transform back into Robbie.
After arriving at the power plant where Elias and Lucy are, they encounter Lucy. Robbie stays to fight her while the others rescue Elias. However, Lucy explains to Robbie how Elias is the real villain; Elias was the one who turned her and the others into ghosts and Elias went with Lucy just to get the Darkhold. After hearing her story, Robbie kills Lucy.
At the end of the episode, an energy wave released by Elias's machine causes Robbie, Fitz, and Coulson to disappear.
In "Deals with Our Devils," the others fear Robbie, Coulson, and Fitz are dead, but really they've become trapped between dimension and no one can see, hear, or touch them. Fitz described the energy wave that hit them as friction created by two dimensions coming into contact with each other through Elias's machine. Furthermore, their situation is temporary as it won't be long before they all completely cross over into the other dimension.
The three return to Zephyr One when Robbie becomes doubled over in pain and starts screaming in agony. He says "he won't go," referring the spirit of vengeance refusing to be pulled into the other dimension. Suddenly, Robbie starts levitating and the spirit exits Robbie's body and possesses Mack who then rides off on a motorcycle. Daisy takes Robbie's car, drives after Mack, and Robbie stows away in the passenger seat.
Robbie and Daisy follow Mack to a warehouse controlled by the Chinatown Crew, who work for Elias. While Daisy is fighting the gangsters, Robbie pleads with the Ghost Rider. Robbie still wants vengeance, but Ghost Rider tells Robbie he got his vengeance when he killed every member of the Fifth Street Locos. However, Robbie says that doesn't matter as long as Elias goes unpunished. Daisy then interrupts them prompting Mack to fully transform into the Ghost Rider.
Robbie pleads with Ghost Rider and promises that if he helps him get his revenge for what Elias did then he'll become the Ghost Rider forever. Ghost Rider then transfers the spirit of vengeance back to Robbie thus returning Mack to normal and making Robbie the Ghost Rider again. Later, Robbie returns to this dimension using the transdimensional arc that AIDA created.
In "The Laws of Inferno Dynamics," S.H.I.E.L.D. where Elias is from the Chinatown Crew, he's in a warehouse in Los Angeles with a small army of gangsters and other criminals he met in prison.
Coulson teams Robbie up with Yoyo and Quake; Yoyo scouts ahead using her super-speed, but accidentally sets off a booby trap set by Elias causing the entire hallway to catch fire. Robbie goes ahead of the others since fire doesn't hurt him; Robbie finds Elias and the giant power cell he's made. Robbie attempts to transform into Ghost Rider, but Elias stops him by impaling him with a spike. Robbie asks Elias why he's doing this and Elias begins ranting about how people have always been underestimating and looking down on him, but this machine he's built will make him a god. Furthermore, his endgame is to destroy the entire city with the bomb he's made and then recreate it using his power.
Coulson arrives with the rest of the team, including Mace, who begin fighting Elias's henchmen. Yoyo forces Elias into the power cell and places a powerful magnet on his chest which keeps him from escaping. Robbie transforms into Ghost Rider and Coulson throws him a chain in an attempt to pull him out of the cell, but Ghost Rider lets go of the chain and instead reaches for Elias.
Elias, his machine, and Ghost Rider are all pulled through a portal to another dimension created by AIDA's transdimensional arc as Ghost Rider burns Elias alive.
- Infernokinesis: Robbie has the power cause objects or people he's touching to catch fire. Ghost Rider's fire attack was the only thing that could hurt Lucy Bauer and the other ghosts. Furthermore, one of Ghost Rider's victims mentioned, "they say when the Rider burns you, he burns your soul and a soul can never heal," which is why the wound the Rider gave him wouldn't stop bleeding.
- Super-Strength: When Robbie is Ghost Rider, he has mystically enhanced super-human strength as demonstrated by how he was able to punch his way out of the Containment Module, even though Fitz said that's not possible. He subdued Jeffrey Mace with little effort.
- Healing Factor: Robbie mentioned that when he's Ghost Rider he has accelerated healing power; Robbie said he's been shot, stabbed, and run over before, but each time he'd wake up completely healed and unharmed.He is also not killed by Eli Morrow's carbon spikes, as seen in The Laws Of Inferno Dynamics.
- Near-Invulnerability: He is almost invincible due to him being a supernatural entity.
- Transformation: He is able to transform into a more powerful form. His abilities exponentially increase while he is in his demonic form. Overtime he does so, his skin and living tissue burn off into ashes, but regenerate when he transforms back.
- Combatant: He is a highly skilled fighter, being able to go toe-to-toe with Diasy and even an entire street gang, with each ending in his victory.
- Ghost Rider's Car: Robbie drives a black '69 Dodge Charge which he inherited from his uncle after Elias went to prison. When Robbie is Ghost Rider, his car's engine and tires catch fire. Furthermore, while Robbie is Ghost Rider his car repairs itself from any damage and seems to have a degree of invulnerability as demonstrated by how it was undamaged after taking a direct hit from a rocket launcher.